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Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, gets ambassadorial deal

Nigerian actress, Olutoyin Aimakhu, popularly known as Toyin Abraham, has signed an ambassadorial deal with a real estate company in Nigeria, Revolution Plus Properties. The signing of the new deal was held in Lagos, 29 June, and will see the award-winning actress become the face of the company. According to…

Nigerian rapper, Ladipoe Eso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Ladipoe]

INTERVIEW: My feeling having number one song in Africa — Ladipoe

LadiPoe Eso, professionally known as Ladipoe (or Poe) has remained a non-conformist, and even when it seemed like his music was not earning commercial value in the early days of his career, he remained true to his art form. His recent interview with PREMIUM TIMES was nothing short of fascinating.…

Jerry Mallo (right) with team member displaying ventilator

INTERVIEW: 25-year-old Jos-Based Fabrication Engineer Develops Ventilator

As Nigeria battles with the novel coronavirus pandemic and a paltry number of ventilators across various states, a Jos-based fabrication engineer, Jerry Mallo, has unveiled a made in Nigeria ventilator. This comes after scientists at Thies Polytechnic in Senegal used 3D printers to develop cheap, locally made prototype ventilators that…

President Muhammadu Buhari [PHOTO: Presidency]

How Nigerians reacted to Buhari’s curfew announcement

Nigerians on Twitter expressed diverse reactions to the imposition of overnight curfew across Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari. The president made the announcement Monday night while addressing Nigerians for the third time on the COVID-19 pandemic. The curfew is expected to commence nationwide next Monday. Until then, the total lockdown…

Da Grin, born Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, was born on October 25, 1984, and died on April 22, 2010. He was 25 years old.

Da Grin: Remembering a rap legend decade after death

On this day, a decade ago, the Nigerian music industry was thrown into mourning following the announcement of the death of one of the most promising rappers the industry had seen. Da Grin, born Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, was born on October 25, 1984, and died on April 22, 2010. He…

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch is dead

American-Czech illustrator, animator, comics artist, and director of Tom and Jerry, Gene Deitch, is dead. According to Metro News, the 95-year-old Oscar-winning illustrator died 'unexpectedly' in his apartment, Petr Himmel, his Czech publisher confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Gene, whose full name is Eugene Merril Deitch, was born…

Jay-Z (Photo Credit: FoxNews)

ANALYSIS: Why charts are not the best yardsticks for judging artistic quality

The hip hop chart-topper, hits maker and business mogul, Jay Z, in his track “Tom Ford” off the album Magna Carter (Holy Grail) raps: “International bring back the Concorde/ Numbers don’t lie, check the scoreboard." In another song titled, “Reminder,” from the Blueprint III album, Jay Z says; “Men lie,…

2Baba

2Baba releases seventh album

Veteran Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, famously known as 2Baba, has released his highly anticipated album titled, "Warriors." The album, his seventh studio album, is a follow-up to his 2014 project, which was titled "The Ascension". According to a press release made available to PREMIUM TIMES, 'Warriors' is a key offering…

El-Rufai enrols son in public primary school. [PHOTO CREDIT: Rufai's Twitter handle]

Nigerians react to enrolment of El-Rufai’s son in public school

Reactions have trailed the enrolment of the son of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, in a public school in the state. Mr El-Rufai enrolled his son, Abubakar Al-Siddique El-Rufai, at the Capital School Malali, Kaduna State. The governor made the announcement on Monday via his Twitter page (@GovKaduna). "Abubakar…

Timi Dakolo's wife

TRENDING: Nigerians react to COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo’s rape allegations

Nigerians on twitter are currently reacting to a recent rape accusation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) by Busola Dakolo. Mrs Dakolo, who is the wife of a popular Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, made the revelation during an interview with Chude Jideonwo, which was published…

Yemi Alade ft. Rick Ross - "Oh Ma Gush" [Photo: Youtube]

Yemi Alade shares new single with American rapper Rick Ross

Nigerian singer and Effyzzie Music Group diva, Yemi Alade, has delivered a remix to her previously released single titled "Oh My Gosh." The self-acclaimed 'Mama Africa' teamed up with American rapper and Maybach Music Group boss, William Leonard Roberts, professionally known as Rick Ross. Prior to the release of the…

Trevor Noah - The Daily Show

TRENDING: Nigerians react to Trevor Noah’s mockery of Minister’s comment on London pizza

Nigerians have reacted widely to South African comedian, Trevor Noah's recent joke where he mocked Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, for his recent comments on Nigerians importing pizza from London. Trevor Noah on Thursday posted a video of his recent show 'The Daily Show' with the caption "Your Postmates…

Late Kolade Johnson was shot by the police in Lagos

TRENDING: Police killing in Lagos reignites #EndSARS campaign

Widespread reactions have trailed the death of Kolade Johnson on Sunday following wounds sustained from bullets fired by police officers during a raid in his neighbourhood in Lagos. The 36-year-old was shot at a viewing centre while watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham at approximately 4:30 p.m. Following…

2019 VGMAs

2019 VGMAs: Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, others make nominees’ list

Nigerian musicians, Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi, have been nominated for this year's Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs). The singers are up against their African contenders including Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) and Kenyan band, Sauti Sol for the highly coveted 'African Artist of the Year' award. In 2018,…

Etinosa Idemudia (Photo Credit: Ghafla!)

TRENDING: Actress Etinosa goes nude on MC Galaxy’s live video

Nigerian actress, Etinosa Idemudia, has become the topic of social media discussion after a video of her going fully naked on MC Galaxy's Instagram live feed filtered into the internet. The new video comes barely a week after MC Galaxy was accused of paying girls to go naked on his…

A child (in blue top) is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed school building in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP Photo

TRENDING: #LagosBuildingCollapse: Nigerians react

Widespread reactions have trailed Wednesday's collapse of a three-storey building housing pupils of Ohen Nursery and Primary School and tenants at Massey Street, Lagos Island. According to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), at least 40 pupils, including 10 dead bodies, had been pulled out of the rubble as at…

R Kelly

R. Kelly arrested for failure to pay child support

Shortly after his emotional interview with CBS' Gayle King Wednesday, multiple award-winning American singer and songwriter, R. Kelly, was rearrested, this time for failure to pay child support. The disgraced singer was escorted to jail after he told the judge he could not pay $161,000 in child support to his…

Timaya shares new project “Chulo Vibes”

Nigerian singer, Enitimi Alfred Odom, widely known as Timaya, has released a new project titled “Chulo Vibes”. The work which comes five years after his last album, Epiphany (released in 2014) is his seventh studio project. According to a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, “Chulo Vibes” EP is an…

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Olamide drops first 2019 single “Woske”

YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known by his stage name, Olamide, has shared his first single in 2019 titled “Woske.” He made the announcement of the new track via his verified Twitter account with the caption “#woske! My new single (fire) audio available on every platform". The new single was…

Ben Murray-Bruce

TRENDING: Ben Bruce, Shehu Sani, other Nigerians react to El-Rufai’s statement on foreign interventions

Critical reactions have trailed Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s recent statement that Nigerian forces would kill foreign soldiers who dared to interfere in Nigeria’s electoral process. Mr El-Rufai made the statement on NTA’s Tuesday Live programme anchored by veteran broadcaster, Cyril Stober. Mr El-Rufai’s threat has also sparked off reactions…

President Muhammadu Buhari speaking

TRENDING: Buhari, Saraki, others react to Kaduna violence, curfew

President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Bukola Saraki and other Nigerians have reacted to the recent violence in Kaduna State. The crisis which many suggest has a religious undertone spread to other parts of the state on Sunday leading to the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna metropolis and its…

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Davido, Tiwa Savage, others make 2018 MTV EMAs Nominees list

Nigerian music exports, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido; and Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, better known as Tiwa Savage, have been nominated for this year’s MTV EMAs. The DMW boss and Mavin Records first lady are up against their African counterparts, including Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinkski (Kenya) and…

Ben Bruce speaking to newsmen during the National Assembly DSS shutdown

OsunDecides: Ben Bruce showers praises on Davido

A Nigerian senator, Ben-Murray Bruce, has showered praises on pop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, for the support shown to his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, during Saturday's election in the State. Mr Adeleke, a senator representing Osun West is vying to be Osun State governor on the platform of…

John McCain

Trump under fire for John McCain’s condolence

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has come under fire for a recent condolence tweet to the family of late Senator John McCain. The 81-year-old war veteran who was captured by the North Vietnamese passed on Saturday night after battling with brain cancer. He was diagnosed with the ailment during a medical procedure…

M.I Abaga releases new album

Nigerian rapper and Chocolate City boss, Jude Abaga popularly known as M.I Abaga, has officially released his highly anticipated fifth studio album titled “A Story On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl.” The album, released midnight on Friday is M.I’s second album in 2018; the first, “Rendezvous” was released in February. Prior…